Introduction to Public Finance

Content for week of Monday, January 17, 2022–Sunday, January 23, 2022

Required Readings

Additional pre-class assignment

Get approval of your instructor for a local government annual financial report that youw ill review during the course. Obtain a city, county or special district finance document from your community or the community where you work (or live). The community’s budget and capital improvement plan (if there is one) may also aid you in your revenue analysis. You can upload these as well.

Best option: Obtain the CAFR from your PSPA 610 community (the same as for your budget review). Contact me if you have any problems obtaining this report.


Download the slides from today’s class.

First slide

  1. Robert L. Bland and Michael R. Overton, A Budget Guide for Local Government, 4th ed. (Washington, DC: ICMA Press, 2019). ↩︎

  2. Ronald C. Fisher, State and Local Public Finance, 4th ed. (New York: Routledge, 2016). ↩︎

  3. Sharon Kioko and Justin Marlowe, Financial Strategy for Public Managers (Seattle, WA: The Rebus Foundation, 2017),↩︎